HSC Part Of Request To U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) For Shooting Range Projects in New Mexico HSC expressed its willingness to work in partnership as part of a plan to develop and expand a framework of cooperation among groups at the national, regional, and local levels for planning and implementing mutually beneficial projects and activities related to hunting, fishing, and shooting sports conducted on federal lands. Specifically, comments were provided in regard to BLM’s Notice of Intent (NOI) To Amend the Taos Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Recreational Shooting Range Project on Public Lands in Santa Fe County. One concern was that the shooting ranges under consideration for lands managed by the Field Office will result in the premature closure of surrounding public lands currently open to dispersed recreational shooting. The preliminary planning criteria identified in the NOI for the plan amendment

HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Podcast Awarded Gold MARCOM Award

(Houston, TX- October 25, 2022) The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce that its “Hunting Matters” radio program/podcast has been awarded a 2022 Gold MARCOM award.   MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and sets standards for excellence. “HSCF and the Hunting Matters production and marketing team is honored to be recognized by MARCOM. We greatly appreciate our program sponsors-Wildlife Partners, Gunwerks, FORLOH, Capital Farm Credit, MidwayUSA Foundation, U.S. LawShield, Silencer Central, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, and Boyds Gunstocks,” stated Joe Betar, program co-host and Houston Safari Club


STAG & DOVE SOCIETY SPOTLIGHT: KYLE FRITZ How long have you been a member of HSCF? I have been a member for nearly a year and half Why did you become involved in SDS? I saw an opportunity to connect with like-minded young professionals who had a passion for the outdoors and conservation that could help further my own knowledge and make a long-term impact on the rights of hunters and conservationists.  What is your favorite part about being an HSCF and/or SDS member? I love getting to connect with older, more experienced, members who can give insight and advice about all things, not just hunting. I believe there Is so much the older generation can teach us about conservation and life in general and are a resource for the next generation.  What is your goal as an SDS leader? I hope to continue to bridge the gap between the

HSCF Awards Annual Scholarships

(Houston, TX- August 2, 2022): Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) recently awarded its annual Dan L Duncan scholarships. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in the outdoors, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders and protecting the future of hunting. HSCF’s Dan L Duncan Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to students involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Science. This year, twenty-one scholarships were awarded. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 646 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over $2.92 million dollars. Most of this year’s recipients were at the PhD and Graduate level of study. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through its prestigious scholarship program. HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s


HSC Opposes H. R. 8262 Sec. 439: Permit Prohibition For Trophies This bill is focused on appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes. HSC opposes section 439 related to Permit Prohibition which states the following: None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a permit for the import of a sport-hunted trophy of an elephant or lion taken in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Zambia. The limitation described in this section shall not apply in the case of the administration of a tax or tariff. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023’’. Cottonwood Fix Houston Safari Club requested the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources favorably report the Bipartisan Manchin/Daines Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to

A Small Group of People, a Little Money And A Big Idea That Could Save the Globe

An Outdoor Writer Tells the Never-Before -Told Story of Returning a Vast African Wasteland to its Former Glory as One of the World’s Premier Wildlands in Bringing Back the Lions! Come see and hear the author, Mike Arnold, September 7 at our monthly meeting! ‘Conservation Through Hunting’  September 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MORE INFO WATKINSVILLE, GA (July 12, 2022) — For generations, conservationists around the world have spent billions of dollars and countless hours trying to restore wildlife and wildlife habitat in areas of sub-Sahara Africa decimated by many factors, including poachers, corrupt governments, hungry local populations, and a lack of education and experience in how to balance current needs and wants with long-term, sustainable goals that benefit both wildlife and local people. And while these efforts often produce short-term results, long-term successes have been few and far between. In Bringing Back the Lions: International Hunters, Local Tribespeople, and
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